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How secure is iCloud?

Concerned about storing passwords and other personal information in iCloud? Chris Breen suggests that the things we do with our information for the sake of convenience are far riskier.

Automator workflow of the month: An easier way to burn movies to DVD

Ready to make DVDs for the holidays? A little know-how and some help from Automator makes it easier to do with iMovie 10.

How to transfer backups from Time Machine to a new Mac

You say you have the backups from two old MacBooks that you want to put on a single new iMac? Chris Breen shows the way.

Constructing an iMovie project

The holidays are upon us, which means that many of us will be shooting our relatives and friends (with a camera, people, with a camera). Professor Breen shows you how to turn that footage into a respectable iMovie 10 video.

Keep snooping relatives out of your stuff

The holidays are a time for warm family gatherings. To help prevent them from becoming too heated, take steps to keep your dearest and nearest from rummaging through your Mac's most intimate files.

Importing media into iMovie 10

Professor Breen returns with the second part of his iMovie 10 tutorial to explain how to bring media into iMovie 10.

How to apply Finder Tags to applications

Try as you might, without a little trickery, you can't apply Finder Tags to Apple's applications or those applications you've obtained from the Mac App Store. Chris Breen reveals the necessary trick.

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Podcast: Installing Mavericks

Macworld's OS installation expert, Dan Frakes, visits the podcast to discuss the ins and outs of putting Mavericks on your Mac.

How to downgrade your AirPort device's firmware

Has your AirPort Base Station or Time Capsule become uncooperative since applying a firmware update? Here's how to easily return it to the previous working version.

Getting started with iMovie 10

Mac 101 returns to discuss the workings of iMovie 10. In this lesson Professor Breen walks you through iMovie's interface.

Why Apple included Maps in Mavericks

In a world where Google maps lives on every browser on every platform, did Apple really need to migrate the Maps app to Mavericks? Here are a few reasons why doing so made sense.

Troubleshooting a 'busy' Time Machine backup

Time Machine reporting that something called a "sparsebundle" is busy, thus preventing you from backing up? Try these steps to clear your base station or Time Capsule's confusion.

iTunes iOS syncing gone? Solve it with Server!

With Mavericks, contact and calendar syncing via iTunes is gone. But with a $20 investment you can keep your data out of the cloud.